Funded by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years. Our vision is an informed, engaged, and connected city. Our mission is a free place for everyone to discover, create and share ideas and information. Last year, VPL had more than 6.9 million visits with patrons borrowing nearly 9.5 million items including: books, ebooks, CDs, DVDs and magazines. Across 22 locations and online, VPL serves nearly 428,000 active members and is the third-largest public library system in Canada.
For enquiries or reference questions please call 604-331-3603 or use the email reference form.
Plans to expand the central library with new community event and meeting spaces, exhibit spaces, a theatre, a reading room and a 'garden in the sky' public garden
An informed, engaged, and connected city.
Vancouver Public Library’s newest branch, nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona, is expected to open in fall 2016.
To contact Library Board Trustees, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Vancouver Public Library Administration Offices, 7th Floor, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1.
Profiles and contact information for the Library Directors and Managers.
Official library policies, statements and procedures. The policies below represent a subset of VPL’s full policies. If you wish to see additional policies or require more information, please contact Chrysalyn Tolentino
Reports, strategic objectives, financial statements, and toolkits for libraries.
Donating, volunteering and sponsorship opportunities.
Find out more about art installations at the library.